Largest ever Teacher recruitment drive begins

The largest ever recruitment drive for Tasmanian Government schools begins this weekend.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our commitment to employ an extra 250 teachers over the next six years.

We are hoping for as many of these positions as possible to begin from next year.

Advertisements will be placed nationally in print and through social media and we encourage eligible teachers both in Tasmania and around the country to apply.

The Government has already increased teacher numbers by 142.8 FTE since coming to Government, and this latest recruitment drive further builds on the work we have already done to improve educational outcomes and ensure every student has the best possible start in life.

The reality is increasing teacher numbers is only possible because we have a fair and affordable wages policy which equates to a six percent pay rise over three years.

Labor's blank cheque book approach to public sector wages would mean instead of extra teachers Labor would need to find savings - which is code for cuts.

Only the Hodgman Liberal Government has got the balance right and has a Plan to keep investing in our education system so young Tasmanians can look forward to an even better future.

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